Monthly Archives: April 2011

Adding insult to injury: GCU management organise line manager workshops for ‘when you have to give bad news’ at GCU

In an incredibly insensitive e-mail to GCU all staff  the GCU OD department are now publicly advertising workships for line-managers on ‘handling difficult conversations’. Described as ‘a range of resources available to staff to support during the restructuring process’ the … Continue reading

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What is going on behind the ‘smoke and mirrors’ from management at GCU? Unions discuss it on-line

Despite a serious offer to GCU management from the Combined Unions at Glasgow Caledonian which would have allowed the creation of a united front campaigning to win additional funding from the incoming Scottish administration, senior management have chosen to reject … Continue reading

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Management at GCU spurn trade union olive branch and continue with threat of redundancies

To begin with a quote from the message management formally gave the Unions at the consultation meeting yesterday “We are not at this moment in a position to guarantee no compulsory redundancies, but have stated that we will remove the … Continue reading

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Scottish, British (and International) Media concerned at suspension of GCU licence to recruit international students

The story that GCU has become the first UK University to lose its licence to recruit international students, has been treated as a serious matter by media outlets through the UK and wider afield, thus giving weight to the fears … Continue reading

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Unison Consultative Ballot – 97% in favour of being balloted on industrial action at GCU!

In a ballot of all Unison members at Glasgow Caledonian, and with a turnout of over 60 percent, an incredible 97% have voted in favour of being balloted on industrial action. In response to GCU Management plans for devastating cuts … Continue reading

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Unions at GCU call for emergency meeting of Court, and immediate independent inquiry into Senior Management

Following David Beeby’s announcement at 7.30pm yesterday evening the GCU Combined Union Committee have issued the following statement “The trade unions at Glasgow Caledonian note with astonishment the statement from senior management that the UK Borders Agency has suspended our … Continue reading

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GCU suspends “processing immigration paperwork”. What does this mean?

Breaking news: This is covered in the Herald:University Visas Suspended and in the Telegraph: University has Foreign Student Licence Suspended Earlier today (Wednesday 19th) , David Beeby,Vice-Principal Internationalisation, and Head of Finance at GCU, informed all staff that: “You may … Continue reading

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